UPDATED NOV. 11, 2019
While the new Shopwise did open last year, unfortunately the Rustan’s Marketplace next to SM City in Iloilo has already closed. On a shopping trip to Iloilo City this past Sunday, we were saddened to see the new Marketplace shut down. The closure, according to sources, was due to lack of business.
Frankly, I wasn’t surprised. The store offered a great selection of meats, vegetables, and other products, but every time I visited the store with my asawa, there was a noticeable lack of customers. My wife loves their Top Cafe coffee and Fish Tofu (I can live without the tofu, myself.)
However, we were informed that the Shopwise and Marketplace at MegaWorld is still currently open for business. Here’s the original story:
My asawa and I had just entered the check-out lane during the Grand Opening of The Marketplace, Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City. I was speaking to a friendly and knowledgeable Marketplace (Rustan’s) employee while the cashier rang up our purchases. Much to my surprise and delight, the affable worker informed me of the following: SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018.